I am using a phone number in a global variable called {{ global.phone }} with the format "(555) 555-5555". I'd like to use that same variable/string and remove spaces, dash, and parenthesis to use for the href tel link. I've tried a few different things from Twig and Craft documentation, but nothing is working. Here's what I have right now.

<p>Ph: <a href="tel:{{ global.phone|trim(' ') }}">{{ global.phone }}</a><br/>

Is this possible to do? If so any advise how to accomplish this?

2 Answers 2


I haven't tried this but I think that you can use the twig replace function. Something like:

{{ global.phone|replace({"(":"", ")":"", "-":"", " ":""}) }}

Update In your case, since the prefix (1-) is required, and "-" are allowable, the replace string for "(555) 555-5555" would be:

{{ global.phone|replace({"(" : "1-", ") " : "-"}) }}
  • Works great, however got an error with double pipe. Left one in code and it works no problem. Thank you!
    – frshjb373
    Commented Nov 12, 2014 at 16:45
  • I fixed that. Sorry about that. Commented Nov 12, 2014 at 16:45
  • I'm glad it works. Which reminds me... I need to do that for a project I'm working on. So thanks! ;) Commented Nov 12, 2014 at 16:47
  • fyi... i think that the phone number needs to include the prefix (1-) and dashes are allowable (i.e. 1-555-555-5555). So you may need to prefix that number as well. Commented Nov 12, 2014 at 16:52
  • I'll use the latter, but looking at documentation and recommendations around web, not seeing a clear rule to use (1-) prefix or not. Same goes for including dashes or not. I've always done only numbers disregarding prefix and that's always worked for me.
    – frshjb373
    Commented Nov 12, 2014 at 17:04

For what it's worth, you can strip out all non-numerics with this something like this:

{{ globalPhoneNumber.phoneNumber|replace('/[^0-9]/', '') }}

Or, as part of a tel: anchor:

<a href="tel:{{ globalPhoneNumber.phoneNumber|replace('/[^0-9]/', '') }}">{{ globalPhoneNumber.phoneNumber }}</a>

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